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Free Jam Class @ Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

April 22, 2023 All day

Taught by Joel Denman using the Wernick Method

Durango, CO at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

The Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Saturday, 1-2pm

Tuition: FREE!!

Student materials will be emailed to all who pre-register.


Joel Denman (Durango, CO) has a passion for bluegrass that began as a teenager growing up in Colorado. He actively gigs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar and baritone vocals, and was a public school music teacher for 30 years. He currently plays with Durango bands The Badly Bent, and The Blue Moon Ramblers. Joel holds a degree from Berklee College of Music, and is a past board member of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. 

As a jam coach, Joel mixes his easy-going personality with a drive to inspire life-long musicians. He is especially fond of  the inclusivity so common in the bluegrass scene, and how seasoned pickers will encourage youngsters and novice players to join in! 

“Joel is a dedicated and energetic teacher. He gave me the tools I needed to jam and express myself musically.”
“His depth of knowledge and passion for bluegrass is contagious. Because of Joel, I have the motivation and courage to pick with others and to pursue my dream.”
“Whether it’s guitar, fiddle, mandolin or banjo, he’s the best!”
“Joel opened my eyes. He showed me how to improvise and play by ear.”
699 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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